If you are anything like me - I am usually a go with the flow type of mama. However, lately my routine has been off causing bedtime and leaving for work to be the most chaotic part of my already busy day. Bedtime sucks because I'm single a parent so EVERYTHING is on me, dinner, baths homework, clean up... did i mention everything. I already have an demanding job that leaves my brain fried at 4pm... I then have to go right into mama mood once after school pick ups are completed.
I try to front like To-Do lists are my thing but in reality i loose almost every single one I write. Over the years what I've noticed has worked is posting up my tasks. (I'd like to think this is in the family of To-do lists lol). I sat down one day and wrote out ALL the things I'm required to do during the night time and morning rushes of my life. What I found was rarely do the tasks change, one or two small things may get added but for the most part the tasks were the same day in and day out. I create a worksheet that I taped to my refrigerator to remind me daily of my tasks...l and listen chile- it has saved my sanity.
I have been operating off this system of posting my night time and morning worksheet on my fridge for about 1 week and so far so good. Being prepared to leave the house as shaved about a good 15 minutes from my morning rush.l My night time routine now has time for me actually spend quality time with my children instead of feeding, bathing, helping with homework and sending to bed.
If you not a excessive planner and if To-Do lists ain't your thing I challenge all you mamas to take a look at my worksheet - test it out and let me know your thoughts.
Im sure we could all use a little less fussin' in the morning ( and night).
Click the link below to check out the MelanatedMama Night time Routine worksheet.
Im the mama of Marli Amor and Kingston Ase.